VDB-109777 · CVE-2017-16613 · BID 101926

OpenStack Swauth up to 1.2.0 Middleware Authentication middleware.py Request improper authentication

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A vulnerability has been found in OpenStack Swauth up to 1.2.0 (Cloud Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file middleware.py of the component Middleware Authentication. The manipulation as part of a Request leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 11/21/2017. The weakness was disclosed 11/21/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at bugs.debian.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-16613 since 11/06/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104723 (Debian DSA-4044-1 : swauth - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176223 (Debian Security Update for swauth (DSA 4044-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (104723).







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 104723
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-4044-1 : swauth - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 863564
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 4044-1 (swauth - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


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Vendor: openstack.org

Advisory: 70af7986265a3defea054c46efc82d0698917298
Researcher: Ondrej NovĂ˝
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-16613 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 101926 - OpenStack Swauth CVE-2017-16613 Authentication Bypass Vulnerability


Created: 11/22/2017 07:55 AM
Updated: 01/11/2023 08:45 AM
Changes: 11/22/2017 07:55 AM (75), 12/09/2019 10:45 AM (6), 01/24/2021 10:26 PM (2), 01/11/2023 08:45 AM (4)
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